The Proto-Germanic pluperfect

The Germanic perfect presents (Präteritopräsentien) form a past tense by adding the endings of the weak preterit to the stem of the past participle, e.g. Go. wissa ‘knew’. This is a recent formation (cf. Kortlandt 1989).
The Germanic perfect presents (Präteritopräsentien) form a past tense by adding the endings of the weak preterit to the stem of the past participle, e.g. Go. wissa ‘knew’. This is a recent formation (cf. Kortlandt 1989). We may therefore ask ourselves if we can reconstruct the earlier formation which was ousted by the weak preterit. We may also try to recover the motivation for the replacement.
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Author:Frederik H. H. Kortlandt
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1156540
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/07/07
SWD-Keyword:Indogermanische Sprachen ; Plusquamperfekt
Note:
Korrigierte Version
Source:http://www.kortlandt.nl/publications/art128e.pdf ; (in:) Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, 40, 1994, S. 1-5
HeBIS PPN:246707410
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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